Okra / Bhindi / Lady Finger -350 grams
Ginger-1 long strips (thinly sliced)
Green Chillies-2 nos (chopped)
Onion-1 medium size (chopped)
Tomatoes-1 medium size (chopped)
Coriander Powder-1 tsp
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder-1/4 tsp
Amchur powder / Dry Mango powder-1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 3 tbsp for frying the bhindi
Oil-2 tbsp for frying the onion-tomato masala
Rinse the bhindi well in water.Dry them on a large plate on their own or wipe a kitchen towel.
Remove the base and stalk while chopping the bhindi.Chop into 1 or 2 inch pieces.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai /wok or pan.
Add the okra and saute till they are completely cooked with 1 tsp salt.You will have to keep an eye on them and stir in between many times.Taste the okra and if the crunchiness has gone and the okra have become soft,it means they are cooked.Then transfer to plate ,keep it aside.
Now add oil to the same pan,add chopped onions and fry till they become translucent .Add the green chillies and ginger , saute for 1/2 a minutes or till the aroma of the ginger disappears.
Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are soft and mushy.If the tomato mixture becomes too dry and about 1/4 cup and continue to cook.
All the above cooking is done in a open pan and you don't need to cover the pan with the lid.
Now add coriander powder,red chilli powder,garam masala powder and dry mango powder stir well and saute for a minute.Add the saute okras cook for 2-3 minutes stir in between.
Serve the okra masala hot and garnished with some ginger strips and accompanied with chapatis,rotis or rice.